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Partymonster commented about Shipyard Drive-In on Aug 29, 2008 at 6:44 pm

My band “The Van Goghs” played a gig here in the mid-late 60’s before and between movies. The gig was lousy, but I was with my college sweetheart Patricia “Irish” Finnerty, so it waasn’t so bad…

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Partymonster commented about Meadowbrook Cinemas on Sep 20, 2006 at 2:51 am

I don’t remember Michael Wood’s (RIP) video store, but I do remember he had a record store down by Warwick Veteran’s Memorial HS called Skank Records. Word is that James (Pilgrim HS ‘65) bankrolled it.

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Partymonster commented about Warwick Cinema on Sep 19, 2006 at 10:48 am

The restaurant was for a time (circa ‘67) called Mel-Arts. I think the owner was Greek. My band, The Van Goghs did a scene for a never completed movie here. We ordered something from the menu, and he brought us the head of a gorilla on a platter. We became offended, and so we proceeded to have a fight with strawberry shortcake. Big mistake, real cream. Took days to get the smell out of my hair. I have a bit more info above re: my Warwick Cinema experiences.

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Partymonster commented about Warwick Cinema on Jun 3, 2006 at 7:21 am

I saw Hard Days Night at Warwick Cinema, first run!
Saw many shows at Warwick Musical Theater. As a young boy I saw West Side Story with Anna Maria Alberghetti. Many rock shows; Roy Orbison, (also saw Roy at Chatteau De Ville which has also appeared in this thread.) Sat so close I could have shined his shoees. Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rick Nelson, Chuck Berry, The Association. Saw the last concert they ever put on at Warwick Musical with Sherrie Austin & Vince Gill. Vince brought the Bonoff family on stage for a slow sad song that he dedicated to Buster who was dying. It was truly a “moment”. It’s said that the theater culdn’t compete with the shows at Foxwoods (many of them free), about an hour away.

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Partymonster commented about Bijou Theatre on May 25, 2006 at 5:01 pm

Hey Marialiva, The Howard bldg. is still in use today!
Perhaps a little off topic, but found some unbelieveable images of old RI postcards and photos here, including a nice one of Weyboseatt/Lowe’s State. Numerous other images and some theatres.
www.artinruins.com/arch/historical/postcards/#

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Partymonster commented about Bijou Theatre on May 25, 2006 at 6:49 am

Oh, I was faulting the postcard. It has that caption! It is oddly phrased.

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Partymonster commented about Bijou Theatre on May 25, 2006 at 3:29 am

Gerald, re: “Here is a postcard from the 1920s”, that is indeed a great picture. However, I think it’s mislabeled. Since the Union Trust (now Federal reserve) is in the photo, it must be taken from another building.

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Partymonster commented about Palace Theatre on May 19, 2006 at 8:40 am

At the time, I believe it was known as the Playhouse

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Partymonster commented about Cranston Drive-In on May 19, 2006 at 8:15 am

I spent many a summre’s evening as a boy with my family at this long-ago delight. Every year when they closed, they would post on their sign; “Had to close before we froze. See you when the crocus grows."
:–)
Bill Gannon

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Partymonster commented about Palace Theatre on May 15, 2006 at 9:35 am

I believe before it closed and burned, The Palace was for a time in the 1990’s, a strip joint!